State fish biologist and veteran angler Larry Phillips will give a presentation on fishing the Olympic Peninsula and lower Columbia River at Thursday’s meeting of the Puget Sound Fly Fishers.
Phillips is currently the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s district fish biologist in the South Sound. His responsibilities include managing inland fisheries, developing salmon and steelhead preseason forecasts, estimating yearly escapements and developing harvest plans. He also is an avid angler who spends his time fishing for salmon and steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, off the coast or on the lower Columbia.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Tower Lanes, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. A dinner at a cost of $15 is offered prior to the presentation and the group’s regular monthly meeting.